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very big, very substantial to bring our long-term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy for more support because the economy is healing from the recession. it's going to require both sides to compromise. president's bringing leaders together again at the white house this evening to try to figure out how to move forward. >> what's he actually saying? because you're hearing boehner saying they're demanding tax increases, we're not going to do that. they've also said you were pedalling a bid on whether to cut entitlement programs like medicare or social security. what's the fact? >> that latter thing is not true. the president is standing tough. he is willing to do very, very difficult things. >> like what? on medicare? >> like getting substantial savings from the budget, across the budget. defense, the rest of government, even medicare/medicaid over the long term, there are things we can do responsibly to save money in those programs and we have to do that to bring the deficits under control. but to do that, we have to have some shared sacrifice
with the speaker of the house was a big deficit reduction package that wouldn't have a supercommittee. we would have done it right now. that wasn't possible. the speaker of the house pulled by the right wing of his party, walked away from it. but the president's going to be committed over these next few months, as i think members of congress need to be as well, that we need to finish the job here, and the way you're going to finish that job is to have a balanced deficit reduction package that doesn't harm the economy. >> let me ask you some other pressing matters. i've spoken to top figures on wall street who say this is a code red day, all hands on deck, preparing for a market shock as early as tomorrow. what is your message? what is the president's message to investors around the globe this morning? >> well, i think it is that we have to get this solved. today is obviously a critical day. we have to give confidence that there is a pathway to make sure that we both reduce the debt ceiling, and let's not underestimate the deficit reduction is an important part of this, so i think -- >> but that
. >> so, you think a grand bargain, the big deal the president is pursuing, $4 trillion in cuts over ten years, is it still possible or is it dead? >> we're going to try to get the biggest deal possible, the deal that's best for the economy, not justice in the short term, things that will help make sure americans get some tax relief they need right now, like extending the payroll tax cut, which is about $1,000 for the average family, but also things that will help make sure we have room to invest in our future and help bring those long-term deficits down over time. >> let me understand a couple bottom lines. does a tax increase, some kind of revenue increase, have to be part of this deal from the white house point of view? >> you have to have balance in the package for that to work. it's true economically and politically. republicans have told us from the beginning, they can't pass a debt limit increase, they can't pass a budget deal just with republican votes. they need democratic votes. it's going to take democrats and republicans in both houses to do something. that's the reason why p
about doing that are very dramatic. i think there's still time to get something big done. the president's made it clear he wants to do something substantial. you know, when you look in the past at agreements between divided government, it's taken leadership on both sides. it took reagan and o'neil, it took clinton and gingrich. the president is out there, he's willing to do it. he said it in the "state of the union," he said it in the budget. the question is do we have a partner to work with? and i hope the answer is yes. >> but you suspect it may not be yes. >> leadership requires a partner. >> mr. lew, thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> joining me is assistant majority leader of the senate, democrat dick durbin of illinois, and republican senator from south carolina, author of "the great american awakening: two years that changed america, washington and me," senator jim demint. welcome both. >> thank you. >> good morning. thank you. >> tim geithner, treasury secretary, was here last sunday. i asked him about this ongoing deliberation, and he was emphatic about
, apparently permanently. >> it still is unbelievable. i mean, it's like a big, bad dream. >> a nightmare from which there was no awakening. but john, if you hadn't noticed by now, is a determined man. he had been a champion swimmer in college. now he swam again. he had been a skier. now he learned to ski blind. he fell in love again. her name is kathy henry. >> how did you meet her? >> blind date. >> am i supposed to laugh at that line? >> yeah. it's true. >> what has it meant to you to have her with you? >> it's meant a great deal. it's just tremendous. i wish i could see her. >> and he went back to the thing he always has done best. he went back to court to practice law. >> we did not sue for breach of that contract -- >> where his blindness became not exactly the handicap some opponents seemed to expect. >> i like to put myself down. so i say, you know, poor old blind guy, you know? i'm just trying to do the best i can. and then i would go in and memorize all the citations and let them decide if i know what i'm doing. >> lately, he's been busier than ever. recently won a $9 million judgmen
stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> coming up, is washington broken? former senator chuck hagel, mayor cory booker of newark, representative adam kinzinger, historian doris kearns goodwin and our own andr >>> and we're back with a special roundtable discussion this morning. joining me now, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, host of msnbc's "andrea mitchell reports," our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, democratic mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska, and joining us for his first appearance on the program, republican congressman adam kinzinger. i didn't mess up the name. >> it's adam kinzinger, but that's all right. >> what'd i say? i'm sorry. >> it is my first time here. >> he was elected in 2010 with the tea party support and served as a captain in the air force, including tours in afghanistan and iraq. congressman, welcome very much. >> thanks. >> happy to have you. and welcom
pundits, there are more people who think they know everything about everything, and that's one of the big differences. that doesn't dismiss or excuse what happened between that exchange that you showed on the tv, but consensus is absolutely essential if we're to move this country along. >> go ahead. >> i'm sorry, i'm a little disgusted and a little angry because i see what's going on every day. we have a situation where the capitol is fiddling itself while the nation capitol is fiddling itself while the nation is burning. grandpare generation, during crisis, during the great depression, we we talk about our grandparents' generation, during crisis, during the great depression, we built the hoover dam, empire state building. and here i see in my cities around america and mine, infrastructure's crumbling around us. in that generation, we said we're going to go to the moon and we're going to do math and science and make sure our kids are prepared to go there. what's happening right now? nations are passing us in droves. over eight different countries now have a higher proportion of students g
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